The Kenyan political scope is a hard one to understand, many are times political leaders make decisions that will interest themselves and not the people they are serving, a revelation by Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria on Wednesday 22nd September has shocked many.
The Deputy President William Ruto ally has revealed that way back in 2013, President Uhuru Kenyatta offered a secret deal to Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Kuria says that he was part of a secret team privately commissioned by President Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto to court Kalonzo to join them ahead of the hotly contested polls, in the 2013 general elections.
The President wanted Kalonzo to join his and Ruto's side and so offered him a third of the government share if he agreed to join his side with DP Ruto.
"Do you know Uhuru Kenyatta offered Kalonzo a third of government in 2013 which was not even commensurate to what he was bringing on the table," stated Kuria.
However, according to Moses Kuria, Kalonzo turned down the offer and indeed opted joining the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) an alliance between his party and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) under the leadership of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
He was Raila's running mate, but unfortunately they lost the elections to Uhu-Ruto with Odinga receiving 43.31 per cent of the total vote cast, coming in second place.
Uhuru on the other hand received 50.07 per cent of the votes and was declared the eventual winner after surpassing the constitutional set 50 per cent plus one vote threshold.
Amid reports of election irregularities and rigging, Raila and Kalonzo challenged Uhuru's victory at the Supreme Court; unfortunately their petition was thrown out by the then Chief Justice Willy Mutunga.
Moses Kuria justifying the move to approach Kalonzo stated that every region is pushing to have representation in government.
The outspoken lawmaker maintained that the recent push by Mt Kenya leaders to receive 40 per cent of the government's share is within the law.
Do you think History might repeat itself? According to reports, President Uhuru Kenyatta has approached OKA alliance leaders (Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi,Gideon Moi & Moses Wetangula), to drop their presidential bids and instead rally behind the ODM leader Raila Odinga. It is alleged that President Uhuru Kenyatta will be supporting Raila Odinga's candidature in 2022, Raila is yet to officially announce that he will be vying for the presidency, but he is throwing hints here and there.
It has been reported that Kalonzo and Musalia are adamant not to join Raila, will OKA lose and Uhuru's side win like in 2013?
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